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Final Report - XSTONE (Development of novel stone sawing equipment to valorise undersized and irregular stone blocks for a more rational use of natural stone quarry resources)

Project ID: 262618
Funded under: FP7-SME

Abstract

This is the final report for the XSTONE project. Funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), XSTONE addressed the development of a compact high-productivity sawing frame specifically designed to profitably saw irregular and undersized stone blocks into marketable products such as slabs or strip. The major novelty of the machine is a block-holding mechanism which is able to firmly hold in position irregular and undersized stone blocks during the cutting operation. The report initially covers a general summary of the project and goes on further analysing its context and outlining its main objectives. It also covers an overview of the activities undertaken and closes briefly referring to the results' potential impact. The project consortium is also included.

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